Experts: All reports of child abduction must be treated equally

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on March 20, 2014 at 4:12 PM

Updated Thursday, Mar 20 at 4:21 PM

Police in Metro East search for man following attempted child abduction

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(KMOV.com) — With so many abduction attempts reported in the last two weeks but no children actually taken and no one caught, we wanted to know if all of those reports could be real.

According to the experts News 4 talked to, it really doesn’t matter if they are real or not- they have to be treated the same.

Our experts tell us, while it appears our children are learning “stranger danger” safety tips and following them, this is a good time for parents to sit down and go over them again.

A good resource for parents is the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. 

Local police add, if they are able, children should to try and look at the license plate of any car that behaves suspiciously.

Officers say the suspects are usually long gone by the time police arrive on the scene, and there is usually very little for investigators to go on to try and track them down.

Even a partial plate number could end up being a big clue for law enforcement.

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